Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said the state would give Rs 1 lakh as incentive for development to a village if the farmers and others there did not burn paddy straw.

The state this year witnessed a deficit monsoon to the tune of 50 per cent.

A high-level committee constituted by the state government to prepare a policy framework to help the families of farmers who committed suicide due to debt burden has recommended several measures, i

Various steps taken by the state government to check the depleting water table appear to have started bearing fruit.

Punjab -- famed as the granary of the country -- continues to be troubled by suicides in the agriculture sector.

The latest to join the victims was one Jugraj Singh of Hassanpur village near Budhlada in Mansa district. His brother, who is admitted to a hospital at Mansa, also made an attempt to end his life. Thirteen years ago, their father had died in the same manner. There are so many similar stories.

Concerned over the declining water table in Punjab, the Central Government has decided to expand the scope of the Integrated Watershed Management Programme to the entire state.

The Punjab Government today directed the District Chief Agriculture Officers to step up monitoring of the wheat crop affected by yellow rust in the state.

Wheat growers advised to stay cautious; 10 lakh tonnes of the crop worth around Rs 1,400 cr was damaged in 2013

With yellow rust attack on the wheat crop spreading beyond the ‘kandi’ (marshy) belt along the Shivalik foothills, farmers as well as officials in the Agriculture Department are a worried lot.

With the Central Government issuing numerous instructions with regard to the implementation of the National Food Security Programme under the provisions of the National Food Security Act, it will n

A Central team of experts that visited the Muktsar belt, one of the best cotton-producing areas in the region, has concluded that excessive irrigation, faulty alignment of drains and a wrong croppi